The Devil's Advocate
The Devil's Advocate
R | 17 October 1997 (USA)
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Aspiring Florida defense lawyer Kevin Lomax accepts a job at a New York law firm. With the stakes getting higher every case, Kevin quickly learns that his boss has something far more evil planned.

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Cubussoli

Very very predictable, including the post credit scene !!!

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AniInterview

Sorry, this movie sucks

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Kamila Bell

This is a coming of age storyline that you've seen in one form or another for decades. It takes a truly unique voice to make yet another one worth watching.

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Cheryl

A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments.

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FilmBuff1994

The Devil's Advocate is a good movie with a well developed plot and a very talented cast. The three stars, Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino and Charlize Theron are all spectacular in their role, shining seperately in different scenes and each overcoming very complicated arcs that they made look easy. The plot itself is immensely thrilling and will keep you at the edge of your seat from beginning to end in trying to figure out what exactly is going on. I did, however, find that the film was overly ambitious in the many themes and elements it was trying to explore. Once we get deep in to the plot, it starts to feel overstuffed, trying to do too many things at once and falling flat in many areas as a result, wheras it would have been far more appealing had it focused on less, giving certain themes more attention, and thus making them richer. The film is also far longer than it needs to be, this type of movie should not be any longer than two hours. I felt myself wanting it to end, and not because of a lack of intrigue or that I was bored, but because it was simply milking what it was trying to do for so long that it became increasingly less effective. Truly unique. While it is certainly flawed, we can look past this when watching The Devil's Advocate and appreciate what it does right, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a good mystery. A lawyer based in Florida is given a massive opportunity to work for a firm in New York, but there's a catch. Best Performance: Al Pacino

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movitos

Why this movie was never widely appreciated is quite a mystery to me. Must be just ahead of its time. It never got on my radar I had a chance to see it on a rare slow evening ....and it is a stunning, rare experience. If you have not seen it --ignore all the negative reviews--just get ready for a fantastic ride. It is not what you expect but no short-cut in story telling is taken. It is a thinking man's thriller, with an exceptional cast. This movie would not be same without Keanu, Theron, and Pacino. The acting is first-rate and they sell you the story the old-fashioned way. A thrilling ride that pick's up pace and reaches a logical but slightly drawn out conclusion....It is a long movie but it allows for complex theme of evil and how it manipulates the gullible is developed .,...but gullible (s) are not just plain and passive people---they have a complex psyche and their own strengths and reasons. All comes together spectacularly.The movie is also great visually but it never overwhelms you with dominating special effects. I hope some day the smart folks in Hollywood realize (or develops more faith)--- that the biggest special effect of all is the face, tone, and mannerism of an actor..yes it is called ACTING...so mesmerizing that it make you forget the celluloid screen and you believe and get invested in the character completely. This is why Casablanca can still give you a bittersweet feeling even more than five decades later and any product from (Master) Ingmar Bergman makes thinking during the movie easy and so pleasurable.

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Leofwine_draca

A flashy, nauseating updating of all those '40s melodramas which had everyday folk teaming up with the devil in human form for all kinds of moral adventures, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE is a huge disappointment for this viewer. Even the usually reliable Al Pacino can't save this movie, which at the end has him going way over the top with his typical shouty-shouty nonsense and making himself look like a complete fool. Despite being a high-budget production with some good makeup from old-hand Rick Baker and some brief morphing sequences, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE is an annoyingly insubstantial little movie with a miscast hero in Keanu Reeves.Reeves of course is more suited to action fare like SPEED or THE MATRIX and scenes of him attempting to emote in this film are hard to watch, despite his pretty good attempts at being determined and forceful in the courtroom scenes. Although not without merit, and surprisingly understated for the majority of its running time, THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE fails at the end in being a piece of serious drama. The first reason is because of the stupid one-liners which the film is populated with, the second the over-the-top finale which relies on bad CGI far too much and ends up being a simple slanging match between hero and villain.By far the best acting on screen comes (somewhat surprisingly) from Charlize Theron (THE ASTRONAUT'S WIFE), who plays Reeves's put-upon wife. Of course, it's a choice role to play and Theron is very good indeed in portraying her character's mental breakdown (on the other hand, you just want to break Keanu's nose for being such a total, blind idiot to miss what's happening around him). Some of the vignettes and subplots surrounding the main story (like the one with Jeffrey Jones, who is attacked by demonic winos) are pretty enjoyable and the film has an expensive, glossy look to it as well. It's just a shame that some restraint couldn't have been brought in over the out-of-control actors and that some real suspense and tension couldn't have been worked into the storyline; never have I been so uninterested in a movie as it nears its explosive climatic showdown, but THE DEVIL'S ADVOCATE repeatedly fails to invest the viewer with any excitement or interest, which is a real shame.

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